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The Sportster’s Xmas List

November 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Christmas is right around the corner and many people are still trying to find that right present for that special someone on their list. That special someone on your list may be into sports and stuff like I am. Now as a grown man, it is amazing how little my Christmas list has changed since I was a kid. Just more boozy, I guess.

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Erne, Ehlers and Richard are the Q 3 Stars of the Week

November 24, 2014 Leave a comment

ehlersAdam Erne, Nikolaj Ehlers and Anthony Richard were named today, the three stars of the week for November 17 to 23, 2014.

The first star of the week is the Quebec Remparts’ forward, Adam Erne. The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect completed the week with 2 goals, 6 assists, a +5 rating and won 75% of his face-offs. Friday against the Sherbrooke Phoenix, Erne scored 2 goals and assisted on Kurt Etchegary’s game winning goal. Erne was named the first star in the Remparts’ 4-2 win. He tallied 2 more points in a 6-4 loss against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Saturday. The Remparts won 6-2 against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, and Erne ended the week with 3 more assists including one on Timashov’s game winning goal. He now has 38 points in 21 games for a 1.81 points per game average.

Nikolaj Ehlers, Halifax Mooseheads forward, is the second star of the week. In two games, he scored 6 points and maintained a +4 rating. Saturday, in an 8-2 win over the Rimouski Oceanic, Ehlers scored a goal, added 3 assists and was named the first star of the game. Against the Moncton Wildcats, he scored the winning goal for a 4-3 win. As of today, he has collected a total of 30 points in 18 games this season.

The Val-d’Or Foreurs’ forward, Anthony Richard, is the third star of the week. He scored 5 goals and added one assist in three road games. Friday against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, Richard was named the second star with 3 points, but it wasn’t enough for a win, the Foreurs were beaten 5-4 during the shootout. Sunday in the second game of a back to back against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, Richard scored 3 goals and was named the first star in a 6-5 overtime victory.

Q Stars of the Week

November 10, 2014 Leave a comment

the offical logo of the the Quebec Major Junior Hockey LeagueGarland, Miceli and Chlapik named three stars of the week

Conor Garland, Angelo Miceli and Filip Chlapik were named today, the three stars of the week for November 3 to 9, 2014.

The first star of the week is awarded to Moncton Wildcats’ forward Conor Garland. In three games this week, he scored 3 goals, added 6 assists and maintained a +2 rating. Tuesday, against the Charlottetown Islanders, he tallied 4 points and was named the second star of the game in a 5-3 win. Against the Moncton Wildcats on Friday, he added three more points in a 4-1 win and was once again named the second star of the game. His team won again on Saturday, this time against the Halifax Mooseheads, where he had 2 assists, one of them on the tying goal at the 56th minute. He now has 30 points in 21 games which places him 8th in the league.

Victoriaville Tigres’ forward Angelo Miceli, is the second star. In three games he scored 3 goals, added 4 assists and maintained a +4 rating. Tuesday, he was named the second star of the game with one assist in a 4-2 loss to the Baie Comeau Drakkar. In a 4-0 win against the Sherbrooke Phoenix on Friday, he added another assist. Saturday, against the Val-d’Or Foreurs, he scored three goals and added two assists in a 8-5 win. He is now second in the League with 37 points, three behind the leader.

The third star is the Charlottetown Islander forward, Filip Chlapik. He tallied 7 points in four games. With his three points on Friday, he was awarded the first star of the game in a 4-1 win against the Gatineau Olympiques. Sunday, he got a goal and an assist in a 8-3 win against the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

Q League Three Stars of the Week

October 20, 2014 Leave a comment

the offical logo of the the Quebec Major Junior Hockey LeaguePhilippe Cadorette, Yan Pavel Laplante and Alex Bureau were named today, the three stars of the week for October 13 to 19, 2014.

Philippe Cadorette, goalkeeper for the Baie-Comeau Drakkar is the first star of the week. He got a perfect record of 3 wins, with back to back shutouts, a goals against average of 0.65 and a save percentage of .980. He started the week on Thursday with a 4-0 win over the Quebec Remparts then came back with another shutout on Friday, this time against the Rimouksi Océanic. He was named the first star of the game making 41 saves for his third shutout of the season and 13th in his QMJHL career, two behind the record of 15, held by Ryan Mior. Sunday, again against Rimouski, he helped his team with a 3-2 win in a shootout and a 7th consecutive win. He is tied in first position for his save percentage of .921.

The second star of the week is awarded to Yan Pavel Laplante, Victoriaville Tigres forward. In 2 games, both against the Shawinigan Cataractes, he collected 5 points. Friday, in the first home and home game, he scored the game winning goal in a 4-1 win. He finished the match with 2 goals, 1 assist, and was named the second star. Sunday, he got one goal, one assist and was named the first star of the game in a 4-3 win.

The Sherbrooke Phoenix goaltender, Alex Bureau is the third star of the week. In 2 games, he got 2 wins, had a goals against average of 1.44 and a save percentage of .945. Thursday against the Shawinigan Cataractes, he made 26 saves in a 7-1 win. Against the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Friday, he was named the third star with 28 saves in a 3-2 shootout win.

Cadorette, Penny and Allard Named Q League Stars of the Week

October 6, 2014 Leave a comment

the offical logo of the the Quebec Major Junior Hockey LeaguePhilippe Cadorette, Ryan Penny and Frédéric Allard were named today the three stars of the week for September 29 to October 5, 2014.

The first star of the week goes to Baie-Comeau goaltender, Philippe Cadorette. In 2 road games, he had a perfect record of 2 wins, a goals against average of 1.92 and a save percentage of .944. Friday, against the Victoriaville Tigres, he stopped 31 shots and all three players in the shootout to help his team win the game 3-2. Against the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Saturday, the Drakkar started slowly with only 3 shots in the first period but Cadorette kept his team in the game stopping 15 of the 16 shots he faced. He faced a total of 40 shots and the Drakkar came back to win the game 3-2.

Ryan Penny, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies forward, is the second star of the week. In 3 road games, he scored 6 goals on 16 shots, and won 55% of his face-offs. He scored the first goal of the game on Friday, which became the game winning goal since his team won 5-0 over the Halifax Mooseheads. Sunday against the Charlottetown Islanders he got a hat trick in another 7-0 shutout win. He now has 10 goals this season bringing his total to 13 points.

Frédéric Allard, Chicoutimi Saguenéens defensemen, is the third star of the week. He collected 5 points in 2 games which helped his team get 3 points out of a possibility of 4. In Gatineau, on Friday, he scored his first goal of the season and added 2 assists to help his team win 5-2 over the Olympiques. He added 2 more assists on Sunday against the Quebec Remparts despite his team’s 5-4 loss in overtime.

Loiseau, Farrell and Schweri Named Q Stars of the week

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

the offical logo of the the Quebec Major Junior Hockey LeagueAlexis Loiseau, Kyle Farrell and Kay Schweri were named today the three stars of the week for September 10 to 14, 2014.

The first star of the week is awarded to Alexis Loiseau of the Rimouski Oceanic. In two games, the captain got seven points, including 3 goals. Friday against the Victoriaville Tigres, he started the season with a goal and two assists in a 6-5 win. Sunday, Loiseau continued his good start with 2 goals and 2 assists, which helped his team win a second game, this time against the Quebec Remparts.

Kyle Farrell, the Cape Breton Screaming forward is the second star of the week. In two road games, he got 5 of the 11 goals scored by his team. Friday, against the Moncton Wildcats, Farrell had 2 goals in a 6-3 win. He had his best game on Sunday against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan with 3 goals and an assist to help his team win the game 5-4.

Sherbrooke Phoenix forward, Kay Schweri is the third star of the week. In two games, Schweri got 7 points. Friday, in his first game in the League, the Swiss player got 4 assists on the first four goals for his team which allowed the Phoenix to open the season with a 6-1 win over the Quebec Remparts. On Sunday, he scored his first goal and added two assists in a 5-4 win against the Victoriaville Tigres.

Big Days Downtown

September 12, 2014 Leave a comment

You’ll notice the headline is Big Days Downtown. Emphasis on the plural of Days.

That’s because it took me more than a couple of days to spend my Big Day Downtown money.

So this year we were to ask our social networks how we should best spend the money given for our Big Day Downtown. I had some guidelines for the recommendations, but otherwise I was happy to hear what my friends thought.

Sailor Bups Barbershop raided by G-Men

Sailor Bups Barbershop raided by G-Men

The first thing I wanted to do for Big Day Downtown was not up for debatable. I needed a haircut, and I wanted to try Sailor Bups Barbershop for sometime. This was of course prior to the G-Men raiding the fine establishment, although I was close by to get some pictures of the actions.

I tried to head down to Sailor Bups on a Saturday evening. We were making a family outing of it as I had the wife and kids with me. The hope was for me to run in get a quick cut from the Bup while they strolled around town, but it didn’t quite work out that way. I underestimated the popularity of the Sailor. There was a lineup and with no appointments and the first come first serve policy, it was either sit and wait and leave my wife to watch our two boys for a little longer on her own, or go grab some food and take another stab at the haircut afterward.

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